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Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi


Jackson, Miss. – Trisha Lynne Ibarra, 24, of Texas, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1 kilogram of heroin and 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations New Orleans Field Office.

On January 22, 2018, a Rankin County Sheriff Deputy conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle. Ibarra was the registered owner of the vehicle and seated in the passenger seat. Ibarra and the driver gave conflicting statements to the officer for their reason for travel and their final destination. A consensual search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 4 kilograms of heroin and 16 kilograms of methamphetamine from the vehicle’s fuel tank.

Ibarra will be sentenced by Judge Barbour on October 16, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

The case was a joint investigation by the Rankin County Sherriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Jackson office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wansley

Updated July 18, 2018

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